Managing Irrigation water is essential.  Monitoring soil moisture helps the grower maximize irrigation efficiency and minimize costs, while at the same time, it will help draw the most yield out of your crops.  The Lower Big Blue NRD along with partners at the UNL Extension office can supply you with the necessary irrigation scheduling equipment.  The NRD will cost-share on irrigation scheduling equipment at 50% of cost up to $300.00 per landowner per year. Deadline for cost share is March 31st.